A Labour MP says the size of Maui in Disney’s new movie Moana is wrong and could have a negative impact on Polynesian children.
The animation film – which hits cinemas in December – follows Princess Moana Waialiki, the single daughter of a chief who hails from a long line of navigators.
The size animators have made Maui has caused concerns with Labour and Manukau East MP Jenny Salesa.
Salesa said that we “know from history if you look back 100 – 200 years from today when Maui, our ancestor, was supposed to have been around, Polynesians were not overweight or obese.”
Despite the controversy over Maui size, the film is groundbreaking in one respect: Moana is the first Polynesian royal in the Disney princess family.